Activities

In addition to our monthly meetings, we sponsor exercise classes free of charge to help keep you moving!
Yes, ALL classes are FREE of charge!

NOTICE: Due to COVID-19, exercise classes are held virtually until further notice. To receive online connection information, please email martha.jaffe@cpwg.org

Dance for PD® – Mondays and Fridays at 10:00-11:15 AM
PD Exercise – Tuesdays at 1:00 PM

The following classes are suspended due to COVID-19:
“Get Tough” Exercise – Thursdays at 1:30 PM at the Middletown Senior Center - Suspended until further notice
Tai Chi - Wednesdays at 1:30 PM at The Village at South Farms in Middletown - Suspended until further notice

Dance for PD®

Dance for PD® is a program of Neighborhood Music School (NMS), a licensed Dance for PD® affiliate for Connecticut.
In Dance for PD® classes, people are empowered to explore movement and music in ways that are refreshing, enjoyable, stimulating and creative. Dance for PD® is an aesthetic experience that focuses on developing artistry and grace while addressing such Parkinson’s-specific concerns as balance, flexibility, coordination, gait, social isolation, and depression.


When: Mondays and Fridays from 10:00AM to 11:15 AM
Where: Virtual
Instructor: Laura Richling
More Info:
Classes also offered for free in New London and Branford - download the flyer for details.
For more information about the organizations:
https://nmsnewhaven.org/class/dance-for-pd/
https://danceforparkinsons.org/

PD Exercise

Class structure provides for seated and/or standing options. Included: Large muscle range of motion both with and without light resistance. Movement across and away from center. Balance and coordination, small muscle exercises with attention to grasp, flexion and extension. Expression, voice and inflexion exercises, (most fun) short rounds of boxing, use of Frisbee and noodles. Goals are to increase strength, safety for ADL and have some fun.


When: Tuesdays from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Where: Virtual
Instructor: Kitch Czernicki
More Info:
Email martha.jaffe@cpwg.org to obtain virtual connection information

Directions


Middletown Senior Center
61 Durant Terrace
Middletown, CT 06457


Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church
1055 Randolph Road
Middletown, CT 06457